The Australian Retired Persons Association (SA) Inc, known as ARPA, was established in 1981. It is presently using the ARPA Active Over 50s banner to better represent the association and its members. It sees the definition provided by the World Health Organisation on Active Ageing as its guide.
Active Ageing – the process of optimising opportunities for physical, social and mental well-being throughout the life course in order to extend healthy life expectancy and the quality of the life in older age.
Add to this the opportunities for friendship and you have over 2700 members who are looking after their well-being.